Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Illustration Friday - 'Hollow'

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Sometimes even Pandas wonder 'Why is bamboo hollow?'

This week's Illustration Friday topic was so hard! I immediately thought of a tree hollow and wanted to draw an owl in a dark forest. However after looking through the link viewer I saw so many variations of this and I wanted to do something a tad more original. Suddenly the idea of bamboo came to me and I went with it!

Also a big thank you for all the lovely comments on my first illustration from last week, it's nice to have such positive and like minded people being so encouraging :)

Time taken - 2 hours approx.
Sketched in pencil and coloured in Photoshop


  1. Nice job on the panda!

    You can get rid of that border by editing the HTML in your blog template...

    In your Dashbord, click the "Layout" link. In the Layout tab, click the "Edit HTML" link.

    Scroll down a bit until you see:

    /* Posts

    Under that heading, scroll down until you see:

    .post img

    under that, change the "border:" attribute to "0px".

    Hope that helps!

  2. Thanks for the comments guys and big thanks to you Tom for the help, it's now fixed and i'd have had no idea how to do it without your advice. It's much appreciated!

  3. Aw....Very cute! His curled in feet make it ever more charming as does his intense concentration on something as benign as a simple bamboo shoot. Great job! Love it!

  4. Love this concept! A curious panda at play.. :)

  5. He is great!
    Love your interpretation of this week.

  6. This is so cute! I love the way you colored it.

  7. absolutley brilliant! one of the best images in this weeks topic it really is great! x

  8. Makes me smile, good work.